Confidence Building

in the context of

Communication Skills
presented by:

Prof. V. Viswanadham

we are social beings. People can not live without each other. As soon as we are in contact with others we are communicating. We make use of spoken and written language ~ And also BODY LANGUAGE.

SelfSelf-Confidence is evident through body language and speech.

The content of a spoken message needs to be interpreted ~ with the help of Body language, and Tonality of voice.

It would be good to become conscious of both our own and others' body language

confidence is needed to grow as a person and achieve something in your life.

Confidence in one's self is something that everyone needs. Confidence helps you to be happy and hopefully quite successful.

Confidence is needed to communicate your needs and feelings in an effective way. Unless we know how to communicate, we can¶t hope to get what we want out of life.

Just as many activities can be learned, you must pay attention, learn seriously, and practice continuously to improve your confidence levels in communicating effectively.

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Confidence improves when You

begin to feel good about yourself
~ which means being happy with your inside
[ your positive attitude and your moods ]

and your outside appearance.

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Dressing
neatly and nicely can build your self confidence, because

when you look good you will feel good.

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Your also plays an important role in how you feel about yourself. The way you walk, talk, look and look up, will make a big difference, and cause a boost to your self-confidence.

posture

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Your whether it is self-talk, or, when you are talking to others also plays an important role in how you feel about yourself.

language,

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Your past and more particularly, what you have done, and what you are doing now, combine powerfully to play an important role in how you feel about yourself.

experiences

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One major contributor to one's confidence levels is the experiences and events that have happened in the past.

More importantly, what you are willing to learn.
Please note that there are

no failures, just outcomes.

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To boost your confidence levels don¶t brood over the past. LEARN THE LESSONS and Learn to Live in the Present for the sake of the Future.

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Have you ever listed Your STRENGTHS ? Too many people emphasise their weaknesses rather than their strengths. They program themselves negatively to expect failure rather than positively to expect success.

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Do you PROCRASTINATE ? Terror of Failure ? Fear of Success ? Then, you are postponing the opportunity to Boost your confidence levels.

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Work on your existing skill level.
Have a schedule, start noting down your ideas, and more importantly, noting down your practice, progress, and review. Keeping track, improves your skill, and also your confidence.

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Work on your existing attitude.
Review your attitude, start improving your attitude, and more importantly, feel positively capable of improving ± Adopt ³I

can do it´ attitude.

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Confidence Awareness Exercise
What are your positive attributes ?
1. Something I do well is ... 2. Something I have achieved is ... 3. One of my best characteristics is ...

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Confidence Building Steps
1.keep a daily log or diary ~ where you make a note of any positive action you have initiated or have received a positive feedback

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Confidence Building Steps
2. As confidence improves with action, motivate yourself to have a goal, to improve and then plan for improvement. Now, identify much smaller, measurable and achievable goals which will contribute, even if only in a small way, towards the vision of a self confident you.

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Confidence Building Steps
3. Make a note in your Self Confidence Success Log when you achieve it ± then analyze the contributing factors, and reward yourself for the success, to serve the purpose of reinforcement.

How to get an Extra Hour out of every day TO BOOST YOUR CONFIDENCE ?

"Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.³ -Michael O'Brien

You're either

build

ing

yourself up or

tearing
yourself down.

Think good of yourself, for the world takes you at your own estimate.

"If we don't change, we don't gr

ow .

If we don't grow, we aren't really living."
-Gail Sheehy

The impact of

If you improve your life by only 1% each day for a year, you will increase your effectiveness by a staggering

3650%
[ it will be much more if you include the compounding effect ]

Ask your spouse, 2 friends and/or colleagues to write down what your

strengths are and what your top qualities are.

And if you dare ~ ask your spouse, and at least 2 friends to write down what your

weaknesses are and what your negative qualities are.

And what do you propose to do after knowing

your strengths and weaknesses?

Analysis

Goal setting

Action Planning

Review

Reflection

Internalization

Radiating the improved confidence level

C = (A+B) + (K+E) + P
C = self confidence, A = action, B = belief, K = knowledge, E = experience P = practice.

I hope that you have learnt today which will be of benefit to you for the rest of your life, it's how to build self confidence.

GOOD LUCK

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